Private Events


The Trident is the perfect venue for holiday parties, birthdays, business meetings, wedding brunches, book parties, or any social gathering.  Our second floor space offers the best views of Newbury Street in a relaxed, welcoming environment.  As the last independent bookstore and café in Boston, the Trident is a unique place to host any type of event.

Want to show a presentation for your next business meeting? A home video to entertain your friends?  How about your own private movie night? We have a large screen projector that can show videos and images!

We are able to accommodate any type of dining, including buffet style, passed hor d’oeuvres, or sit-down entrées. We specialize in comfort food, and of course, our acclaimed brunch. Like our cafe, we offer brunch items anytime, perfect for a breakfast-for-dinner party.  Choose food items from our catering or regular menus, or let us know what you’d like and we’ll be happy to create a custom menu.

Private Event Pricing Information:

Private room rental (includes food) Price per hour  
Weekdays (8am-5pm) $500.00  
Weekend/holiday brunch (8am-5pm) $1,500.00  3 hour min
Weeknights (M-Th)/Sunday nights (5pm-12am) $400.00  
Friday/Saturday nights (5pm-12am) $750 3 hour min
We can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated event and up to 100 people for a standing event.    


Semi-private room rental (includes food) Price per hour  
Not available for weekends/holidays brunch    
Weekdays (8am-5pm) $300 2 hour min
Weeknights (M-Th)/Sunday nights (5pm-12am) $250 2 hour min
Friday/Saturday nights (5pm-12am) $475 2 hour min
We can accommodate a maximum of 30 people in a semi-private event.    

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*New* Private Murder Mystery Dinner Party

A perfect way to do something different with friends or break the ice at a corporate event, networking night, or party! Let us plan and host a murder mystery dinner party. Each guest will take on a role in solving a themed (and often punny) murder. During the course of the party, guests will interrogate their fellow suspects, and try to keep their own secrets hidden, all the while following plot threads, red herrings, and rabbit holes in the quest for justice.

Contact us for pricing information and details.